Women’s emancipation and empowerment need to be first fought for at the level of ideas and narratives. It is at the level of the mind and intellect where the real battle for us lies, from now to India at 100
K K Shailaja writes: I hope that will be an India where freedom of expression is not curtailed, people are allowed to express themselves without fear
By 2047 India could become a knowledge economy powered by cutting-edge research. Inclusivity and increasing participation of women hold the key
People live longer, are much healthier, have access to all health services, good nutrition, clean air and water.
They bring energy, passion, diversity into the work they do, as the battle for justice, environmental sustainability, rights and dignity of the vulnerable. In a country that will still be young on its 100th I-Day, this active citizenship is heartening news
Obama has a rare moment of bipartisan backing for his foreign policy but is that a good thing?
Whatever challenges he faces,at least Europe still hearts Obama
Also,American TV just doesnt have the colourful imagination of our TV news
Terrorist acts in Mumbai and Lahore have scrambled the rules of international conflict
Coomi Kapoor | Blog Bytes
A recent article in the New York Times by Somini Sengupta points out that despite galloping economic growth in India,we have one of the worst malnutrition rates in the world.
The Mayawati-Maneka faceoff touches on the eternal dilemma of powerful women
A lawyer appointed to defend Ajmal Amir Kasab shouldnt have his or her patriotism,etc called into question. S/he is only discharging a professional duty…..
North Korea goes ahead with a controversial and threatening rocket launch
Mamatas siren promise: change,but not too much
C. Raja Mohan | Raja-Mandala
During the first general election of 1952,a candidate of the Rama Rajya Parishad who was standing against Pandit Nehru asked him….
Not being an expert in etymology,I do not know how the word populism originated. However,keen observers of and participants….
Hindutva martial music blared against a backdrop of angry saffron as the aged Iron Man sat amid his ageing comrades and tried to look young and vital….
Gulaal is an extraordinary and overpowering film. I watched it a fortnight ago,and I watched it again ten days ago…..
Mayawatis penchant for setting up parks has,ironically,not found favour with environmentalists and naturalists…..
In 1977,I was younger,fitter and better capable of voting.
After London,chances of the Great Recession becoming a Great Depression recede
This week the G-20 leaders met in London to discuss the global financial crisis,which is set to dominate the international agenda for some time.
Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Swaraj Aur Samvidhan
Perceptions of the G20 Summit are not independent of broader ideological and theoretical commitments of commentators and their sense of causes and effects of this crisis.
On public policy,there are three clear lessons. First,create fiscal space when going is good. We are in a mess because we didn’t do that between 2003-04 and 2007-08.
A personal account of satyagraha against the baseless persecution of Binayak Sen
The political scenario in India has been completely muddled in the last few days.
Try my recipe on preparing a digestible dish of TV election news.
On March 3,all Pakistani papers presented a grim picture about the unity of the country.
It is impossible fully to comprehend the significant ramifications of the great and successful gamble of Indias first general election…